What are the best alternatives to Facebook?

asked by Pablo Seefoo
436 contributors
21 solutions
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    #1Vero

    Vero

    Vero is a social alternative for Facebook that brings you all the features of a social platform but free of advertising. Unlike other social platforms, Vero promises not to share any user information, and doesn't apply any algorithm when showing content on your timeline.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Anonymous
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I think that all around Vero is just hype... The app is difficult to use and it's not QUITE CLOSE of being the Instagram successor. "
  2. 40

    #2Telegram

    Telegram

    Telegram is a simple, fast and secure messaging app that allows your messages to be synced across all of your devices. Telegram is particularly useful for sending files and media as there is no filesize limit on what you can send.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Mark Martin
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Telegram is a great alternative to Facebook Messenger not so much facebook itself."
  3. 40

    #3MeWe

    MeWe

    MeWe is a social network, free from ads, that lets you share photos, videos, voice recordings, and GIFs, as well as comment, chat, and react to your friends' posts. MeWe is available for iOS and Android devices.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Aanya Mukopadhyay
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "MeWe is a social media platform. The only problem is that no one really uses it so it's hard to connect with lots of people."

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that a March 2018 statistics show that Facebook has an average of 1.45 billion daily active users? Being the most used social media platform worldwide, this application founded by Mark Zuckerberg was created in 2004. This means that Facebook has been in the industry for 14 years now. This popular platform and other social networking sites have changed our society on so many levels such as in the way we communicate. In fact, two individuals from different places can easily have a face-to-face interaction by just using a smartphone camera and an internet connection. Even group of friends can communicate and get a real-time feedback when they are online. Facebook even features allowing users to create groups so that users can join with certain groups that focus on their interest. Since social media platforms are an emerging trend, numerous applications similar to the famous Facebook site are also being created by app developers. In addition, because Facebook features almost everything, some people are looking for other alternatives which also has a large number of users such as Instagram and Twitter. In this digital era, using other social media platforms besides Facebook is also common. One can own a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account and be active with all these platforms simultaneously. 

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    #4Digg

    Digg
    Digg allows you to read the most interesting stories on the Internet in just one place. It offers a simple and speedy way to follow your favorite sites, blogs and publishers. 
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Danuta Smerecka
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Jeszcze tego nie posiadam .CZy na laptopie można zainstajować"
  2. 27

    #5VK

    VK

    VK is a social network that will allow you to share with everyone anything in your life, keep in touch with your friends and family, and discover amazing stuff from your most beloved source of information, your own contacts. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Elizabeth Castro
    Written on April 18, 2018
    " VK is a social network that will allow you to share with everyone anything in your life."
  3. 26

    #6Nuzzel

    Nuzzel
    The easiest way to get personalized news recommendations and even curate your own newsletter. Get daily top news in business, technology, and media, from the world's top publishers
    Apps

    Other Platform, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Evelyn Castro
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "In an effort to reduce my social media use, especially on facebook, I signed up for Nuzzel. I have been very pleased with their newsletters and have been very up to date on everything in the news! This is a great alternative for anyone looking to shut down or limit their facebook use."
  4. 25

    #7Signal

    Signal

    Signal is a confidential messaging app that lets you communicate instantly without messaging fees and chat in real time with all your friends at once, as well as send attachments with complete privacy. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Brittany Crawford
    Written on April 19, 2018
    " Signal is a confidential messaging app that lets you communicate instantly without messaging fees and chat in real time with all your friends at once, "
  5. 23

    #8Paperless Post

    Paperless Post

    Paperless Post is a useful platform that gathers several beautiful invitations designed for any event. It is also a smart application for planning celebrations. The iOS design app allows users to create online invitations easily.

    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Harry Howell
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "As an alternative to the social and real world events it is a good alternative to Facebook. Though that is all it is. A glorified e-vite app. So in that respect it is an alternative."
  6. 23

    #9Minds

    Minds

    Minds (Minds, Inc.) is a free and open source social networking platform that looks similar to Facebook. this service rewards you for your activity online with revenue, digital currency and more views on your content.

    Websites

    Free

    Katherine Lewis
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Minds is a social networking platform. It's not a great alternative to facebook because usage is low, and it's hard to actually connect with anyone."
  7. 21

    #10Raftr

    Raftr

    Raftr is a social platform for users who want to share their opinions, check current events or stay up on news, while making new friends. With Raftr you can create and join rafts (communities) to meet people with your same interests.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Mark Richardson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I recently joined Raftr, a social platform where you can express your opinions and share them with other people, and I really like the idea behind this social network. You get to stay up with the news, and to meet people with your same interests: simply great!"
  8. 21

    #11Netchat

    Netchat

    This messaging app will allow you to chat with lots of people without internet connection, as long as everyone is connected to the same LAN/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth network.




    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Alan Burton
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Netchat enables users to chat with anyone on the same Local/Wifi/Bluetooth network. Available for Android and Windows, you can instantly start chatting with your friends locally without any configuration or user account required."
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    #12Path

    Path
    Path allows you to capture every special moment of your life in an easy way. Take photos or videos with its camera tools, express how you feel with songs or emojis and easily share your content on social networks.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Shirley Yang
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This app is very similar to Facebook. You can share moments with others, and also, you can check-in to places. The only downside is, it is only available for iOS devices, so, if you have Android, you might feel kind of left out. Overall, it is a pretty fun app that I would recommend!"
  10. 18

    #13Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Arnav Dutta
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Instagram! what can you say. It may not be as popular as Facebook but many folks are switching over this platform or simply using it more and Facebook less. The recent data breaches in Facebook have helped to speed this transition along."
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    #14Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter is a global social networking platform where users can share and broadcast ideas, opinions, live updates, news, and messages online known as tweets. Users can also interact with others by replying, retweeting, and liking their tweets.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Gustavo Leal
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Twitter is to my mind the only legitimate alternative to Facebook. It's got an enormous userbase, so many of your friends who use facebook also tweet. And it doesn't require you to give up all your personal information to open an account and start tweeting. "
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    #15Tumblr

    Tumblr

    Tumblr is a platform for everyone that allows users to publish any type of content depending on what they want to share to the world. Blogging, image gallery, gif archives, and many more can be found in this content platform.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Gilberto Luna
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Is Tumblr a viable alternative the privacy challenged Facebook? In some ways it is. There's a lot to like here, but who's really dug that deep into its potential privacy issues?"
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    #16Flickr

    Flickr

    Flickr is an online platform where you can upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device anywhere in the world. You can use its web services or its practical mobile app.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Alice Carlson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I like using Flickr to share photos. I prefer it to Facebook. I think there are less privacy issues here."
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    #17Flipboard

    Flipboard

    Flipboard is a reader that allows users to draw from blogs and publications in order to create their own personal magazine. You can also connect to social networks to see what your friends are posting. It's available on Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    José Alfredo Amador
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "With the recent data scandal with Facebook, I am always looking for new and interesting ways to get off of the platform. With Flipboard, I have a news app. But this app offers me nothing in the way of communicating with others or offering many of Facebook's key features. "
  15. 0

    #18Metal for Facebook & Twitter

    Metal for Facebook & Twitter
    Two social networks, Facebook and Twitter, in one single app: Metal aims at placing itself as a battery-friendly alternative to the Facebook and Twitter app.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jason Payne
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "If the facebook app is too laggy then use Metal, Metal is a lightweight app for facebook which loads a lot faster than the standard facebook app."
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    #19Facebook Lite

    Facebook Lite
    Facebook Lite is the official light version of Facebook app for Android. This app is perfect for low-performing devices unable to support the official standard version.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Larry Harrison
    Written on June 1, 2017
    "Facebook Lite has been the perfect app for me. I needed something that allowed me to keep all of my favorite features I love from Facebook without taking up all of the space on my phone. Facebook Lite allows me to access my timeline and post and look at photos without using tons of space on my device. "
  17. 0

    #20Friendly for Facebook

    Friendly for Facebook
    Friendly is a Facebook and Facebook Messenger alternative app for Android and iOS devices, that allows you to chat and message your Facebook friends while saving battery.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Alexander Peters
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "Friendly is a facebook and messenger replacement for Android that is much better than the actual facebook app. It can block ads on facebook for you, show you posts that you want to see and allow you to block topics you don't want to talk about. It's lightweight and much faster, plus it can be locked so someone that uses your phone can't post for you."
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    #21Google+

    Google+

    Google+ lets you discover amazing things created by passionate people and explore your interests. You can also join communities of people around any topic, group things you love into collections or build a home stream, and more.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Anonymous
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It is a rather broad community with several interesting sub-groups with technical links (e.g. woodworking, light room and photoshop, arduino, etc). This sub-grouping limits the number of messages. Some participants have pro-status which lifts the quality of communications."

Summary

Best What are the best alternatives to Facebook
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VeroApps 62 Free
2TelegramApps 40 Free
3MeWeApps 40 Free
4DiggApps 36 Free
5VKApps 27 Free
6Nuzzel Apps 26 Free
7SignalApps 25 Free
8Paperless PostApps 23 Free
9MindsWebsites 23 Free
10RaftrApps 21 Free
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